BMW F800S (2006 - present)

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BMW F800S (2006 - present)
Many boxes are ticked: price quality, functionality but, most important of all, fun.

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Reviewed: 20 September 2010 by Visordown
The F800S and ST are BMW’s first entry into the middleweight market. Both are aimed squarely at newer riders who hanker after the kudos and quality associated with the German firm. These slender middleweights are the most user-friendly bikes BMW has ever built. Powered by an 85bhp, 798cc Rotax-developed parallel twin, ...  Continue reading


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Probably should have bought one of these sooner but my ego kept me on 1000cc sport bikes. I would say I was a quick road rider but rarely do you use a 1000cc bike to it's full potential. I can ride the wheels Continue reading...
Looks great. Versatile; I used it as a two-up tourer (doing four x 2500mile Europe tours), and as all year round UK bike including lots of London riding. Belt drive is bliss. Flexible torquey engine and economi Continue reading...
Mine suffered piston failure at 25,000 kms 2 ½ years old. BMW only wanted to cover parts. Australian NSW consumer law has statutory warrantee – “Things must last a reasonable time”. Clearly 25,000 kms is not re Continue reading...
Sorry to see mine go, but had to fund new kitchen. Continue reading...
Its a real good compromise bike. Probably one of the cheapest overall to run whilst it has a good amount of go and is relatively small and easy to ride. It can do "mental" very well or alternatively if you ride Continue reading...



Posted: 29/10/2010 at 06:00

I went to the BMW dealer a while back to have a test ride. Almost didn't bother as it sounded so bad. I actually thought there was something terminally wrong with the engine. The dealer told me that was normal and 'they all sound like that sir'. Was astounded to find he was right and they do all sound like there is a problem with the valves.

Is it just me?

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 17:55

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 20:32

These are great bikes but 2006/7 models prone to noisey motors and piston slap so best bought cheap or avoided. That said, consensus is that they keep on going.  

Go for a quiet one, they do exist, and enjoy. 

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 16:31

Recently bought the 650 version same engine just a bit less power and more low down. The engine is pretty quiet on mine and very smooth up to 5k when you get a buzz. The seat sucks though, how can a company offer a "comfort" seat! surely that should be fitted as standard or a no cost option.

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 02:07

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Smooth twin engine matches belt drive perfectly.
More tourer than sports.
  • Price: £6230.00
  • Year: from 2006
  • Top speed: 140mph
  • Price new: 6230
  • Engine capacity: 798cc
  • Power: 85bhp
  • Torque: 59.5lb ft
  • Weight: 182kg
  • 0-60: 4.2 seconds

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